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Genealogist and or achivist as a career

Hi,

Can someone point me in the right direction of a change in career to a genealogist and then an archivist. Although technically we are genealogists, I would like maybe to become a researcher, perhaps private at first. What specific qualifications would I need?

Also what about an archivist. Again, what qualifications would I need? When, researching this before it seems to be quite an American stance. I'm in the UK.

Although saying that to ...
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Thoughts wanted on dates of death...

I have two relatives who died when their submarines were sunk during the Great War and I would like opinions on what others would put as their dates of death.
Albert Samuel Lister was in the D3 when it was sunk in error by a French airship in the English Channel on 12 March 1918, but his service doc states he was ‘Discharged Dead’ on 15 March, which is the date CWGC gives as his ...
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BDM Certificate Price Increase in the UK from February

Society of Australian Genealogists (in Sydney) has advised in an email to members:

"BDM Price Increase in the UK from February

On 16 February the price of certified copies of English and Welsh birth, death and marriage certificates will increase from £9.35 to £11.00. PDF copies of register entries ordered online will increase from £6 to £7 on the same date. This is the first increase since 2010, and this advance notice should give you ...
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Family Tree Maker and New Laptop

Hi
I have recently had to purchase a new laptop and would like to transfer my family history research to it. I have Family Tree Maker 2006. I have 3 questions:
How do I transfer it?
What do I need to do to update the software as I have been told that some of the facilities no longer work?
Finally would the information be automatically backed up when I do my weekly back up of ...
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Family Tree Maker and New Laptop

Hi
I have recently had to purchase a new laptop and would like to transfer my family history research to it. I have Family Tree Maker 2006. I have 3 questions:
How do I transfer it?
What do I need to do to update the software as I have been told that some of the facilities no longer work?
Finally would the information be automatically backed up when I do my weekly back up of ...
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Most generations back

Hello there
I have been researching my family for lots of years, I think it was the 1st run of the TV program that really started it. I have recently discovered 2 big things. The 1st was my 1st meeting of a relative on my mother`s side in Germany (a cousin through one of my grand father`s brothers). The 2nd was I went back to my 11 times great grand father - John Jeffels, born ...
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Merry Christmas everyone!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone on our forum. You have helped, you have shared, you have laughed, you have cried. We have gained members and lost members (RIP Sylvia aka sylcec). We have had ups (an updated WDYTYA Forum app) and downs (sorry it took so long to get the Android app sorted) but you have stuck with us. 2019 will see further changes to the forum as we move to ...
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It isn't always the fault of Ancestry or FMP...

So I'm trying to find out about the wife of a distant relative of mine - one Edith Roya (or Roza). She appears to depart Liverpool 1904, bound for NYC as the wife of NM Roya, a labourer. She arrives in NYC as the wife of Nagurdo M??? Roya, an Indian born Professor of Philosophy! (The 2 children are the same, so it's not an odd coincidence). :lol: ...
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Fold3 at TNA Kew

So there is good news and bad news. You may remember us discussing (ranting about?) the Western Front Association pension records on Ancestry and how the indexes are on Ancestry but the images on Fold3.

I was at Kew today and tried one of the TNA terminals. It has Ancestry and other sites on a menu - but not Fold3. I tried a military service papers record on Ancestry and found one that directed me ...
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Some records on fold3 currently free

Some records on the Ancestry owned pay website fold3 (military records website) are currently (8 November 2018) free.

I do not have details but suspect it will be to 11 November. You will need to check out which category of records is free.

I noticed the Military book collection, https://www.fold3.com/browse/251/hTGb85NZ8 located in World War II, but covering other periods, is included in the free records, as are other books ...
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